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Atkinson Elementary School

Where diversity is celebrated!

5800 SE Division StreetPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6333Fx 503-916-2606

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Atkinson
School News

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  • Connect to Kindergarten Presentation:

    Please click HERE to view the information presented at our "Connect to Kindergarten" event.
     
    Also, PPS invites you to participate in Ready4K, a research-based text messaging program for parents. Follow this link to receive text messages with fun facts and easy tips to boost your child's learning:  
     

    Por favor, presione AQUI para ver la información presentada durante nuestro evento "Conéctese al Kinder".
     
    Tambien, PPS los invita a participar en Ready4K, un programa basado en mensajes de texto para padres. Siga este vinculo para recibir mensajes de texto con datos importantes y consejos faciles para mejorar el aprendizaje de su hijo:  
     
  • Important Notes

    Lottery is now open! Follow this link:

     
    Prefer paper? Print out a copy or come by our office! 
     
    Kindergarten 2017-2018
    We are getting ready to start with Kindergarten registrations for the next school year! We will be hosting two Kinder Connect nights, one for Spanish speakers and one for English speakers. These meetings are mandatory if you are interested in our Spanish Immersion Program.
     
    Kinder Connect Dates
    • Spanish Presentation: Feb 8th 6-7pm Cafeteria
    • English Presentation: Feb 15th 6-7pm Cafeteria                

    Tour dates from 9-10am

    Feb 16th

    Feb 24th

    April 28th

    May 26th

    Lottery for the Spanish Immersion Program opens from February 8th to March 3rd (until 5pm).
     
    3 Easy Steps for applying to Kindergarten Spanish Immersion:
     
    1. Apply for the Lottery before the deadline.
    2. Attend a Kinder Connect night. 
    3. Sign the Letter of Understanding. 
     
    Questions? Call the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205. 
     
    Useful Parent/Childcare Handouts at http://www.pps.net/Page/10065  
  • Box Tops for Education

    If every student collects just 10 Box Tops then Atkinson receives over $500! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Any time you purchase participating products (General Mills, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Green Giant, Kleenex, Ziplock and Hefty to name some), clip the pink Box Tops off the packaging and turn them into the office. Attach them to a Box Top Buck to be eligible for prizes. Every Box Top counts! For a complete list of participating products, visit:

    http://www.boxtops4education.com. Thanks for your help!

Daily Schedule

  • IMPORTANT: All late starts have been cancelled for the rest of the school year.

    For attendance messages please contact Nadia Sanchez Rivera, school secretary, at nsanchezrivera@pps.net

    Daily Schedule

    8:15 AM Breakfast (optional)
    8:35 AM First Bell
    8:45 AM Instruction Begins
    11:15 - 11:35 AM K/2nd Recess
    11:35 - 12:05 K/2nd Lunch
    11:50 - 12:10 3rd/5th Recess
    12:10 - 12:40 PM 3rd/5th Lunch
    3:00 PM Dismissal

     

    Lunch Menu

    February 2017
    March 2017
    April 2017
    May 2017
    June 2017

    Please note: There are NO MORE late openings on the following dates:

    Wednesday, 3/15/2017

    Wednesday, 4/19/2017

    Wednesday, 5/17/2017

    It is regular start for school on those Wednesdays. Please come to school at the regular time. Thank you!

     

Principal's
Message

  • Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  This is our third year together and as Atkinson’s principal I feel honored to engage in such meaningful and engaging work.  I love our students, teachers, and families and strive to reach our vision.   “Atkinson is a welcoming community that CELEBRATES diversity, INSPIRES confidence, and EMPOWERS children to THRIVE”.

     

    The Atkinson community has a strong history of helping children maximize their potential.  We are committed to engaging the whole child.  We value the relationships we build with parents and we hope to collaborate with you in empowering your child to optimize opportunities, love challenge, inquire and show curiosity, learn from mistakes and celebrate learning.  Whether you are dropping your child for the first day of kindergarten or you are a veteran Atkinson parent, the start of the school year is always filled with emotion and excitement.  We want all of our students to be happy, successful, and to thrive. We hope that you find the experiences at Atkinson enriching and rewarding.

     

    Thank you for trusting us with this great responsibility. It is truly an honor!

     

    Ivonne Dibblee

    Principal

District News

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

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    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

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  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.

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